Sustainability in figures

We want to assess the effectiveness of our measures and projects. To measure our progress, we collect key data around business operations, societal developments and the environment. Standardised indicators on the environment, social engagement and governance (Environment, Social and Governance – ESG) in particular are increasingly in demand on capital markets. This is why we have been presenting our key indicators in conformity with the ESG convention for a number of years.

If, as an analyst or investor, you have any questions, please contact us directly. Our Investor Relations Team will be happy to help.

Furthermore, since 2010 we have reported our indicators in line with standards defined by the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (German: Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalysten – DVFA) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). These core non-financial indicators are valid across Europe and also include sector-specific criteria.

We have marked the key figures that serve to meet the standard with the corresponding identification – the DVFA/EFFAS-ID.

Further information on the key figures – for example, more detailed breakdowns – can be found in our sustainability report.

Environment

 

DVFA/EFFAS

20171

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

CO₂ emissions of the E.ON Group (CO₂ equivalents in million metric tonnes)

E03-01

79.40

yes

 

82.752

200.19

Scope 1

E02-01

5.04

yes

 

5.372

79.992

Scope 23

E02-01

3.34

yes

 

3.36

3.692

Scope 3

E02-01

71.02

yes

 

74.022

116.512

1 Change in data-collection method and in the scope of consolidation.
2 Prior-year figures have been adjusted.
3 For reasons of materiality, the calculation does not include internal consumption by district heating, however it does include relevant transmission and distribution losses from electricity. These result in the largest percentage of Scope 2 emissions.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Energy consumption within the organisation (million GJ)

E01-01

2011

 

2602

540

Share of sites with ISO 14001 certification (percentages)

E33-01

99

 

95

--

Number of environment-related incidents

3 (serious impact)

 

0

 

0

03

2

 

6

 

10

293

1

 

115

 

119

1023

0 (no actual damage)

 

390

 

369

3043

Number of incidents as measured on the seven-step International Nuclear Event Scale (INES)

 

0

 

0

0

Provisions for environmental remediation and similar obligations (€ in millions)4)

E12-05

507

yes5

469

8513

short-term

 

29

yes5

23

763

long-term

 

478

yes5

446

7753

Fresh water consumption (million cubic metres)6)

E28-01

37.0

 

26.2

34.83

1 Without business travel (changes in GRI-Standards).
2 Prior-year figures have been adjusted due to change in scope of consolidation.
Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).
4 To guarantee funds for potential redevelopment and water protection measures and to the rehabilitation of contaminated sites.
5 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
6 Figures just include for reasons of materiality non-core business activities (PreussenElektra).

 

 

DVFA/EFFAS

20171

Reviewed 2017

2016

20152

Non-hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

 

84.9

 

28.9

50.1

recovered

 

79.7

 

21.1

39.4

disposed

 

5.2

 

7.8

10.7

Hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

E06-01

71.1

 

27.7

32.2

recovered

 

56.3

 

21.5

18.2

disposed

 

14.8

 

6.2

14.0

Low and intermediate-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-01/02

402.1

 

423.8

490.0

High-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-03

180.2

 

20.4

105.4

Total waste (metric kilotonnes)3

E04-01

156.6

 

57

82.9

Share of total amount of waste recycled (percentages)4

E05-01

87.2

 

74.7

69.9

Social

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Group employees2

 

42,699

yes3

43,138

43,162

New hires

 

 

 

 

 

Fulltime equivalent (FTE)

 

4,536

 

4,346

4,042

Headcounts

 

  4,616

 

4,451

4207

Permanent employment contracts (percentages)

 

73

 

67

67

Employees with full time contracts (percentages)4

 

92

 

92

91

Employees with permanent employment contracts (percentages)4

 

96

 

95

96

Employees with collective bargaining agreements (percentages)

 

85

 

84

84

Employees with part time contracts

 

3,395

yes3

3,517

3937

Average length of service (years)4

 

14

yes3

14

14

Turnover rate (percentages)4

S01-01

4.6

yes3

5.3

3.6

Apprentices in Germany

 

942


yes3

971

990

Apprentices-ratio in Germany (percentages)

 

5.5

yes3

5.3

5.5

1 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).
Excluding Board Members/Managing Directors and apprentices.
3 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
4 Including Board Members/Managing Directors and apprentices.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

20151

TRIF2 combined3

 

2.5

 

2.5

2.4

TRIF E.ON employees

 

2.3

yes

 

2.5

2.3

TRIF Contractors employees

 

2.9

 

2.6

2.6

LTIF4 E.ON employees 3

 

1.8

yes

1.9

1.9

LTIF4 Contractors employees3

 

2.3

 

2.1

2.0

Number of fatal accidents E.ON employees and contractors employees3

 

5

yes

 

4

2

Health rate E.ON employees (percentages)5

 

96.6

 

96.5

96.5

1 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).
2 Total Recordable Injury Frequency – The number of work-related accidents and occupational diseases per million hours worked.
3 Unlike from the general approach of reporting, our safety reporting includes companies in which E.ON holds less than a 50 per cent stake but over which E.ON has operational control.
4 Lost Time Injury Frequency – work-related accidents resulting in lost man hours per million hours worked.
5 Including board members/managing directors and apprentices.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

20151

Ratio of women among total workforce (percentages)2

 

31.6

yes3

32.1

32.0

Ratio of women among management across E.ON Group (percentages)4

 

19.6

yes3

19.6

18.4

Proportion of employees with severe disability in Germany (percentages)5

 

5.4

 

5.4

5.7

Number of employees with severe disabilities in Germany5

 

899

 

934

970

Number of apprentices with a severe disability in Group companies located in Germany

 

4

 

6

6

Number of nationalities

 

99

 

97

96

Average age (in years)2

 

42

yes3

42

42

Average employee age (percentages)2

S03-01

 

 

 

 

<30 years

 

18

yes3

18

17

31-50 years

 

54

yes3

55

55

>50 years

 

28

yes3

27

28

1 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).
2 Including board members/managing directors and apprentices.
3 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
4 Including board members/managing directors.
5 Excluding board members/managing directors, including apprentices.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Total community involvement investments (€ in millions)

 

10.3

 

18.1

14.7

Involvement of E.ON employees (number of volunteer hours)

 

10,910

 

11,828

12,747

 

Governance

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Number of power and gas customers (millions)

 

21.1

yes1

21.4

22.72

Installed smart meters in the regions (millions)3

V11-02

2.4

 

2.1

1.84

Customer loyalty development

V06-01

See chapter on customer orientation in our 2017 Sustainability Report.

Energy savings by commerce and industry (GWh)

 

2,2155

 

32

--

Reduction of CO₂ emissions in commerce and industry (metric tonnes)

 

731,2285

 

10,823

--

1 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
2 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).
3 Including smart meters in Slovakia (49-per cent minority shareholding).
4 Prior-year figures have been adjusted.
5 Due to a change in the scope of consolidation, the figures are comparable with the previous year's figure to a limited extent.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Owned generation renewables (billion kWh)

 

12.5

yes1

11.6

10.42

Fully consolidated generating capacity (in MW)

 

4,716

yes1

4.176

3.9672

System availability (percentages)

Onshore wind/Solar

 

94.6

yes1

94.2

95.82

Offshore wind/Other

 

97.6

yes1

96.7

94.52

Proportion of renewables to total generation (percentages)

E26-01

29.3

 

24.9

13.82

Share of primary energy carriers in self-generation (percentages)

E26-01

 

 

 

 

Wind and solar

 

29.3

 

24.9

5.7

Natural gas/oil

 

1.8

 

1.8

33.7

Nuclear

 

64.6

 

69.5

26.4

Lignite and hard coal

 

0.2

 

-

26.0

Hydro

 

0

 

-

7.8

Other (incl. biomass)

 

4.1

 

3.8

0.4

1 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
2 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Length of power distribution networks (thousand kilometres)1

 

756

 

754

755

Length of gas distribution networks (thousand kilometres)

 

107

 

104

105

Network losses during transmission and distribution of electricity (percentages)

 

6.0

 

4.6

4.7

1 Including our power networks in Slovakia (49-per cent minority shareholding).

 

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Research and development expenses (€ in millions)

V04-01

5

yes1

14

202)

1 Figures taken from the reviewed section of the Annual Report.
2 Figures in accordance with the consolidated financial statements without discontinued operations (i.e. adjusted for Uniper).

 

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

Reviewed 2017

2016

2015

Sales generated in countries with corruption risks (percentages)1

V02-01

22.4

 

22.12

6.6

Number of compliance notices3

 

53

 

75

75

Contributions to political parties (percentages)4

G01-01

0

 

0

0

 

1 Countries with less than 60 points according to the International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from Transparency International.
2 Prior-year figure has been adjusted.
3 The reported number of notices refers to cases on central files that resulted in investigations and which were determined not to be erroneous.
4 The E.ON Code of Conduct categorically rules out donations to political parties, political candidates and political incumbents.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2017

 

2016

2015

Supply chain: Key performance narrative

V28-04

See chapter on supplier management in our 2017 Sustainability Report.